Lucknow: All seven UPA ministers, including Salman Khurshid, Ajit Singh and Sriprakash Jaiswal, who contested in Uttar Pradesh have suffered defeat.
The most dismal show was by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Farrukhabad, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma in Gonda, Minister of State for human resources Jitin Prasad in Dhauraha and Minister of State for Rural Development Prdeep Jain Aditya in Jhansi, who came at fourth position.
According to the results declared by the Election Commission today, Khurshid got 95,540 votes in Farrukhabad. BJP`s Mukesh Rajput remained winner from the seat defeating SP`s Rameshwar Singh by a margin of 1,30,706 votes.
On the Baghpat seat, Civil Aviation Minister and RLD President Ajit Singh was defeated and he could secure only third spot wih 1,99,516 votes. BJP`s Satyapal Singh won the seat with a margin of 2,09,866 votes whereas SP`S Gulam Mohammad came second.
Senior leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma was also pushed to the fourth spot from Gonda from where BJP`s Kirtivardhan Singh won the seat defeating his nearest rival SP`S Nandita Shukla by 1,60,416 votes. Akbar Ahmed Dumpy of BSP took the third spot. Beni got 102254 votes.
In Kanpur, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal was defeated by BJP`s Murli Manohar Joshi by 2,22,946 votes. Jaiswal was the runner-up.
In Dhauraha, Jitin Prasad took the fourth place polling 1,70,994 votes on the seat where BJP`s Rekha has trounced BSP`s Dawood Ahmed.
In Jhnasi, Pradeep Jain Aditya polled 84,089 votes. BJP`s Uma Bharti has won the seat defeating SP` Chandrapal Singh Yadav by 1,90,467 votes with BSP`S Anuradha taking the third spot.
Similarly, Chairman of Scheduled Caste Commission PL Punia, who enjoys the status of Cabinet Minister, remained runner up behind BJP`s Priyanka Yadav by a margin of 2,11,878 votes.